Five of the staff members at Headlines Salon & Spa have been pampering clients there for more than a decade—one as long as 23 years. Their dedication to relaxation and aesthetics is evident in their services, which range from specialty facials and peels to soothing hot-stone massages and body wraps. They also customize packages that prep brides-to-be for their big days, protecting nails with no-chip manicures, gathering hair into custom updos, and strategically positioning veils to conceal antennae. Wooden fixtures and a distressed-copper sculpture of the sun make the space as warm and welcoming as the people who work there.
The licensed and experienced stylists at the newly opened Europeana Salon and Spa focus on making every client’s hair look its best. The friendly, laid-back salon is spacious, with cushy leather couches and stations for manicures, pedicures, makeup, and updos. Redken and Nexus products are used to soften and shine strands.
Dr. Amjad Safvi has spent more than 15 years in the medical field focusing on vascular issues, particularly varicose and spider veins. He now oversees Advanced Vein Treatment & Cosmetic Center, where he and his caring staff treat patients to complimentary consultations before administering laser, radio-frequency, and sclerotherapy vein treatments along with a host of other aesthetic treatments. The facility’s laser collection, the high-tech cherry on its med-spa sundae, allows the staff to showcase hair-removal, anti-aging, and facial-rejuvenation treatments that round out a crowded roster that includes SkinMedica chemical peels, Botox injections, and fillers that can last up to five years.
Upon entering Massages Reduce Stress, guests are asked to remove their shoes. As they skate around the space in their socks or provided slippers, they can choose from 16 different massage modalities, including Swedish and hot-stone treatments as well as ones geared toward pregnant women and cancer patients. Body scrubs and nutrition advice from therapists supplement tissue work, with all treatments striving to lift away anxiety from clients’ bodies and send it into the atmosphere, where it will eventually plug up holes in the ozone layer. Therapists also devote themselves to their community by participating in local fundraisers, grand openings, and employee-appreciation events.
Board-certified physician and surgeon Dr. Mohammad Ghani and his trained staff eliminate unwanted body fuzz with laser hair-removal treatments suitable for most skin types. During each treatment, a licensed medical aesthetician hovers an Alma laser over the desired patch of follicle foliage, destroying each hair down to the root with pulses of light and withering insults about its keratin content. They can also wield a CoolGlide laser to treat darker skin. The treatment can evict hair from a small area⎯preparing bikini lines, hands, or feet for the lead role in a remake of Flipper ⎯ or defur large areas such as the chest and back.
Cutz & Color’s experienced stylists warmly beckon walk-ins or appointment keepers into a violet-accented beauty haven for cut, coloring, and styling services. Armed with the know-how to master everything from simple crops to special-occasion updos to feral circus tigers, staffers revive the noggins of men, women, and children. Clients confess style preferences and pet peeves before hair technicians thread ribbons of Goldwell color through indigenous hues.
La Coutoure's extensively trained stylists truss tresses into stylish new looks. All colorings, cuts, treatments, and salon services begin with a customized Redken consultation, ensuring follicles understand their role in the minidrama playing out on glossy heads and projected on the sides of several buildings. The savvy snappers snip manes into shape and style them ($25+), or wake up sleepy strands with the PowerDose treatment, which is five minutes of intense hair reconditioning ($20). Pump up hair hue with a single process, all-over color session ($47–$65), streak in sunshine with partial highlights ($45–$65), or remove follicles residing in a non-scalp zip code with an eyebrow and lip wax ($20). The cheerful stylists educate clients on how to achieve salon hair at home, and the busy, modern salon buzzes with the hum of hairdryers and industrious, mousse-producing bees.